Moscow City Ballet returns to Scunthorpe to celebrate its 25th anniversary tour with the majestic Swan Lake this month.
The company was formed in 1988 by the late Russian choreographer Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.
A highly acclaimed ex soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet, Smirnov-Golovanov was committed to bringing his heritage of classical ballet in the Moscow style to audiences all over the world.
MCB first toured the UK in the 90s, under the promotion of Victor and Lilian Hochhauser, who have been closely associated with Russian artistes for over 50 years and continue to present the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets summer seasons at the Royal Opera House.
Moscow City Ballet’s distinctive style endures both in production and rehearsal, and is due to the dedication of Smirnov-Golovanov’s widow Ludmila Nerubashenko, who has been leading the company for the last few years and this year takes the position of artistic director.
Since their formation, Moscow City Ballet has become one of Russia’s most successful and extensively touring ballet companies.
They have visited Korea, Japan, Taiwan, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Dubai, Israel, Cyprus and Greece. Annually, they play arenas in Poland with their magical Nutcracker, and enjoy great popularity in Moscow.
Today, as fresh as the day it was formed, MCB is brimming with some of Moscow’s best young dancers, outstanding principals, stunning soloists and a sublime corps de ballet, all underpinned by the dynamic vitality of a live orchestra.
The MCB team hand pick some of the most promising young graduates with outstanding technique and artistry, all trained in the in the best traditions of the Russian school. The costumes and sets are beautiful, colourful, and a feast for the eye when the curtain goes up.
Moscow City Ballet perfom Swan Lake at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th January at 7.30pm.
Tickets, priced at £17.50, £22.50 and £31.50, are available on 0844 854 2776.